City of Houston Seeks Artist for Piece to Honor Barbara Jordan

Style Magazine Newswire | 8/9/2019, 7:43 a.m.
The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is starting the process of selecting an artist to create the ...
Congresswoman Jordan

The City of Houston Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is starting the process of selecting an artist to create the city’s first permanent outdoor artwork commemorating the life and legacy of the late Congresswoman Barbara Jordan, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced. The site selected for the artwork is the historic African American Library at the Gregory School, a Special Collections archive of The Houston Public Library, at 1300 Victor St, Houston, TX 77019 in Freedmen’s Town. Artists are invited to submit qualifications for the opportunity to design the tribute to the pioneering educator, civic leader and venerated Houston native. The project has a total budget of up to $235,000. The deadline for submission of qualifications is Monday, Sept. 23rd. The artwork is funded by the City of Houston Civic Art Program.